Burner Hacks with Melissa Kirk

Burner Hacks with Melissa Kirk

You’re doing it right, or at least trying!

Burner Hacks is a group on Facebook with over 23,000 members.   Melissa Kirk, the group’s originator and one of the admins, has made it into a “Troll-Free Zone” with all questions valid (mostly) and radical inclusion practiced (with the exception of unnecessarily mean people).  Find out how to make the best potty for your camp, the best swamp cooler and monkey hut. You can discuss ad-nauseum about the best way to stake down your tents. You’re doing it right at Burner Hacks, or you are at least trying! Note that if you are not a Facebook-type of person, you can find similar information on ePlaya Forum located on the Burning Man website.   

Links associated to this podcast:

Facebook Burner Hacks Group

Graphic Art by Melissa Kirk

Photography by Michael Fox, aka BlueFox, at the Shoot Me in The Dust Photo Studio, BRC

Intro music by J Key  on Alkaline Podcast, Episode 024  Find the complete set on the Burner Podcast Soundcloud Channel.  

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Melissa rides the Bi-Polar Express

Simon of the “e” Playa

Simon of the “e” Playa

Burning on ePlaya since 2007

Simon Gold, aka Simon of the Playa, has been attending Burning Man since 1996.  Upholsterologist by day and ePlaya postershop by night, Simon has been bantering with the best burners since 2007 on ePlaya, the online forum for burners to post about all things Burning Man related and a little beyond.  Find plenty of open discussion there with a whole community of passionate posters. Simon talks about politics, social media and developing his voice there. At a time like this, your vote and your visual “voice” says a lot.  Simon says, “Use it”!  

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Links associated to this podcast

ePlaya

Graphic Art by Simon of the Playa

Intro music by Davey James  on Alkaline Podcast, Episode 013  Find the complete set on the Burner Podcast Soundcloud Channel.  

The Mighty Zenith TV. The Show Where You are the Content

The Mighty Zenith TV Show

You are the Content

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Meet sTeVe Knauf,  of The Mighty Zenith.  It’s not just a big TV.  It’s a big TV set that drives around BRC and looks just like a 1974 Zenith TV console.   The 13 by 10 by 10 foot art car is a roving performance stage. When it’s at Black Rock City, the producers encourage everyone to join in on what may be a talk show one night, a game show another night, and a live stage in the daytime.  The producers have a motto that drives the show. It’s “You be the content”. Fantastic! Note that the end of the podcast is about 30 minutes talk about DIY plastics reuse on and off the playa.  

Links associated with this podcast

Updates: The Mighty Zenith on Facebook

Archived: The Big TV website

Photographs by Julia Bowerbank

Intro Music by Black Velveteen of the Airpusher Collective on Alkaline Podcast Episode A061

The Fergusons Are Penniless in 2019

The Fergusons met on the playa and married  in 2012. Ever since, they have been developing their love of making playa art together and with their beloved friends.  The Fergusons are well known for their over-sized, penny-covered art sculptures and their earlier-years Heart of the City series of metal sculptures.  This year, the Fergusons are going penniless and Mrs Ferguson will tell you what they are currently producing for BRC, 2019.  It’s every bit as tactile as the pennies and the Fergusons still want you to go ahead and touch their art.  Where else can you go touch their art? Find out from this podcast.

 

Links associated with this podcast

The Ferguson’s Website

Mr and Mrs. Ferguson’s Art on Facebook

More about Be or Not To Be

The story of Penny The Goose Video by Mrs. Ferguson

Burning Man Project video about their Las Fallas artist exchange, filmed by Mrs Ferguson

Photography by David Hill Photography

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The Folly Comes Alive at Black Rock City, 2019

PLEASE NOTE, THIS RECORDING IS BEST HEARD WITH HEADPHONES.

Imagine a victorian, shanty village with a clock tower, shop fronts, bridges and a windmill cobbled together and made from salvaged wood the team has scavenged from all over the Bay Area.  The Folly “seaside” village will come alive with BRC residents. Bring your buccaneer, pirate and steampunk outfit and frolic at the Folly enjoying entertainment on the stage and exploring its nooks and crannies.  Or just come as you are at Black Rock City and frolic. Meet several members of the build team, including Designer and Build Lead, Dave Kean, recorded live at their build site at American Steel Studios in Oakland, California. The folly photo3

Links associated with this podcast

The Folly – website

Fundraiser link  Fundrazr: fundrazr.com/thefollybrc 

Donate the website when the fundraiser is over  

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The Folly on Facebook and Instagram

Flux Foundation

And I Built It With My Vagina

Logo design: GoGaux.Design 

Art rendering by  Chris Lander and Luiza Souza

Photograph by Veronika Larchankava

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Team members in the podcast:

  • Dave Kean, Designer and Build Lead 
  • Veronika Larchankava, Project Manager
  • Andrew Pederson, Finish Carpenter 
  • Steph Shipman, aka And I Built It With My Vagina, Finish Carpenter
  • Paul Franke, aka Sparklepony Paul, Engineer

 

 

Imagine a victorian, shanty village with a clock tower, shop fronts, bridges and a windmill cobbled together and made from salvaged wood the team has scavenged from all over the Bay Area.  The Folly “seaside” village will come alive with BRC residents. Bring your buccaneer, pirate and steampunk outfit and frolic at the Folly enjoying entertainment on the stage and exploring its nooks and crannies.  Or just come as you are at Black Rock City and frolic. Meet several members of the build team, including Designer and Build Lead, Dave Kean, recorded live at their build site at American Steel Studios in Oakland, California.  

Play Time with Playascape

Play Time with Playascape, 2019

With Special Host Guests, Alex Haw and Col Sturge from the UK

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Playascape is an art project coming to BRC, 2019 that will be an amphitheater, gathering place and place to play on the playa.  It’s designed by Artist and Architect Alex Haw. Meet fellow collaborator, Col Sturge, from a recording of a live conversation on Shouting Fire burner radio.  The conversation included design, inspiration and execution. They shared about proposed performance show plans and how burners can get involved both on and off playa.    

Links associated to this podcast:

Playascape 

Indigogo Campaign (Click now!  It’s the critical 36 hours left as of the time of this posting)

Recent article

Alex Haw 

Col Sturge  AKA DJ Sturge

The Scumfrog was their fundraiser DJ

ShoutingFire.com

Links to the full music set

Scumfrog set 

DJ Sturge set 

Art project renderings by designer, Alex Haw

Talk to God Project at Black Rock City

Talk to God Phone Booth is an art installation that started at Black Rock City, in 2002.  You may have seen the booth on the Esplanade. Is it fate and destiny that operates the telephone booth?   Miles Eastman who now oversees the project thinks it’s both.  He’s taken the project to various places outside of BRC, shared it with different camps in BRC,  and recently updated the look of the telephone booths. Miles also shares his heartwarming story about his mother who went to BRC once before her passing. Miles is donating her white picket fence to a camp so she’ll get to go back in her own special way.

Websites associated with this podcast:

http://mileseastman.com

https://www.facebook.com/talktogodphonebooth/ 

Photography by Super Suz and Mies Eastman

Intro music by Eric de Guzman Alkaline Podcast, Episode 063.  Find the complete set on the Burner Podcast Soundcloud Channel.